A Real “Bible Church”

Ah, the common attack on Orthodoxy from so called “Bible believers” – they propogate the lie that the Orthodox Church does not believe in Holy Scripture.  Nothing of course could be further from the truth.  Not only did we canonize the Scripture (you’re welcome), but an Orthodox service contains more Scripture than most evangelical Churches Read more about A Real “Bible Church”[…]

Is the Bible All There Is?

The following article was written on spec for submission to the faith section of local newspapers.  It is aimed to an audience unfamiliar with Orthodox Christianity.  I am posting it as submitted. Citations appear below the article. IS THE BIBLE ALL THERE IS? By Fr. Irineos Placek   Among Christians, and certainly among those of the Read more about Is the Bible All There Is?[…]

Thy Nativity O Christ Our God! – Homily on Nativity

In this homily delivered on Nativity (Old Calendar), Fr. Irineos discusses the incredible condescension of our Lord to take on human flesh, and, using the Troparion of the Feast, expounds on the theology behind this Troparion. Listen to “Homily – Nativity of our Lord in the Flesh” on Spreaker. It’s only fair to share…

Homily on the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

Listen to “Homily on the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple” on Spreaker. Fr. Irineos discusses the background of this Feast of the Church and how the role of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary) was prefigured in the Old Testament scriptures appointed for reading during this Feast Day. It’s only fair to share…

Orthopraxy – Let My Prayer Arise as Incense

from the weekly bulletin of St. Andrew Orthodox Church   If there is a distinct smell that one notices when they enter an Orthodox Church, it is the smell of incense lingering from whatever the last service was.  It is in the walls, the carpets, the vestments.  The sweet smelling savor fills the temple and Read more about Orthopraxy – Let My Prayer Arise as Incense[…]